Half-Mile Farm in Highlands schedules Thanksgiving festivities

PRESS RELEASE from Half-Mile Farm: (Highlands, NC) Guests of Half-Mile Farm will now be able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the dining room at Half-Mile Farm, which features panoramic farm views and a cozy fireplace. In addition to the chef-made breakfast and afternoon social hour, guests can now enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary and […]

Season’s at Highland Lake hosts Garden Harvest Wine Dinner, July 27

PRESS RELEASE from Season’s at Highland Lake: Please join us on July 27th at 6:30pm for our Garden Harvest Wine Dinner. Our team of Chefs will showcase delights from our garden. Tom Leiner with Grapevine Distributors will discuss the wine pairings. Dinner will begin with a delicious Pork and Grit Cake, featuring Hickory Nut Gap […]

ALDI hosts Asheville-area hiring event, July 13

  PRESS RELEASE from ALDI: ARDEN, N.C. – July 10, 2017 – Known for offering wages and benefits that are higher than the national average for the retail industry, ALDI, one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, will host a hiring event for its Asheville-area stores on Thursday, July 13. Opportunities within ALDI include Store Associate, Shift […]

YMCA Camp Watia receives $45,000 donation from Brumit Restaurant Group

PRESS RELEASE from YMCA of Western North Carolina: Asheville, N.C., July 10, 2017 – Overnight summer camp is within reach for more local children thanks to a recent community donation campaign at the Brumit Restaurant Group’s 47 Arby’s locations. The promotion raised $45,000 for YMCA Camp Watia. Arby’s customers who made a donation received a coupon […]

Fresh Market hosts grand re-opening festivities at Asheville and Hendersonville stores, July 12-16

The Fresh Market is spicing things up! Food connoisseurs in the Asheville and Hendersonville communities will revel in freshness as the specialty grocer unveils a fully refreshed shopping experience in three neighborhood stores, beginning Wednesday, July 12 at 11 a.m. Guests can discover the best of each category down every aisle with an expanded selection […]

The Market Place Restaurant named to inaugural Good Food 100 Restaurants list

PRESS RELEASE from The Market Place Restaurant: Asheville, NC June 17, 2017—The Market Place Restaurant has been recognized for its role in promoting good food and sustainable food systems with Six Links on the first annual Good Food 100 Restaurants List from the Good Food Media Network. The list is based on self-reported annual food […]

New Belgium Brewing earns LEED platinum, gold and silver certifications

PRESS RELEASE from New Belgium Brewing: ASHEVILLE, NC – June 15, 2017–New Belgium Brewing has earned a trifecta of LEED® certifications on all three of their Asheville facilities: Liquid Center tasting room (Platinum), Brewery (Gold), and Distribution Center (Silver). A number of innovative features are incorporated into the design of each facility, including: an urban […]

Canyon Kitchen to host California vintner Guy Davis for dinner event, June 21

PRESS RELEASE from Canyon Kitchen: CASHIERS, N.C. (June 1, 2017) – On Wednesday, June 21, executive chef Adam Hayes will welcome Sonoma Vintner Guy Davis of the Davis Family Vineyards to Canyon Kitchen for a lively summer soiree. Complete with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, live music, a seasonal feast and a plethora of wine pairings, […]

Blackbird restaurant celebrates first anniversary with ribbon cutting, June 6

PRESS RELEASE: On June 6 at 11 a.m., Blackbird restaurant owners Jesson and Cristina Gil will celebrate one year of ownership with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. “It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since we officially took ownership of the restaurant,” says Jesson Gil. “We’re so proud […]

MAKING THE GRADE: Kathryn Medford, left, works with Tristan Cox at a recent Homework Diner at Enka Middle School. Tristan began attending the weekly dinners with his grandmother, Portia Simpson, in order to improve his grades.

Feed your brain: Homework Diner program offers families dinner, academic support

Homework isn’t something students or their parents necessarily look forward to tackling in those precious after-school hours of freedom — especially when there’s also dinner to worry about. But the new Homework Diner initiative spearheaded by the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County offers help with schoolwork while feeding families and the community in […]

Vortex Doughnuts hosts Tour de Spro coffee and cycling crawl, May 6

Vortex Doughnuts will host the third annual Tour de Spro coffee/bicycling crawl starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. The crawl begins at Vortex, 32 Banks Ave., and continues to the other participating businesses, which include Izzy’s West Asheville, Find Your Line Bike Shop, Owl Bakery, Trade and Lore Coffee, PennyCup Coffee, High Five Coffee and Beer City Bicycles. The ride […]

Mills River Farmers' Market

Mills River Farmers’ Market opens for 2017 season, May 6

PRESS RELEASE from Mills River Farmers’ Market: Spring is announcing itself all around us with lovely blossoms, bright green leaves, and the itch to start planting.  That means local farmers tailgate markets are opening for the year. The Mills River Farmers ‘ Market opens for the 2017 season on Saturday May 6th. The market, located […]

Remodeled Arby’s in Canton hosts grand re-opening event, April 20

WHAT: Brumit Restaurant Group (BRG), franchisee of Arby’s, the iconic quick-service sandwich chain, is excited to introduce its new restaurant design at the Grand Re-opening of their restaurant in Canton, North Carolina on Thursday, April 20th.  This restaurant has undergone an extensive reinvigoration process utilizing the Inspire restaurant design, reflecting the new look and direction […]

Alex and Milena

Pancake breakfast to raise money for memorial at Oakley Elementary, April 22

PRESS RELEASE FROM OAKLEY EMEMENTARY PTO: The Asheville community along with the Oakley Elementary PTO would like to honor the lives of Alexander Bautista Gomez and his sister Milena Maria Alejandro Gomez by commissioning and installing a beautiful, handmade bench on the Oakley Elementary playground. Alex and Milena both died in a tragic accident while […]

Canyon Kitchen kicks off 2017 season with new dinner events and staff, April 27

PRESS RELEASE FROM CANYON KITCHEN: CASHIERS, N.C.  (April 18, 2017) – Canyon Kitchen, located in the rustically elegant Jennings Barn at the foot of Cow Rock Mountain in Lonesome Valley, will be opening for the season on Thursday, April 27th.  Executive Chef Adam Hayes and his team of seasoned culinary professionals have been preparing for […]